This is the universal student teaching application for all SJU students wishing to student teach. This includes, but is not limited to, undergrads, graduates, local, distance, online, elementary education, secondary education, special education.

Criteria for Applicants

Prior to securing a placement, students MUST meet the following criteria

For All Students

  • G.P.A. of 3.00 or higher
  • Complete all of the required Education coursework (please see advisor)

For Undergraduate and PLS Students

  • Basic Skills Test

For Secondary Education Undergraduate and Secondary Education PLS Students

  • An endorsement letter from your content department chair stating that you have at least a 2.75 G.P.A. in your content area.

About Resumes and Cover Letters

Resume and cover letter are required to be uploaded at the time of submitting this application. If you are teaching in your own classroom, no cover letter or resume is required.

Resume and Cover Letter Exemplars can be found on the Student Teaching Webpage.

Teaching Clearances

Clearances valid through the end of the student teaching semester must be in your possession and uploaded to Blackboard prior to starting student teaching. Full details can be found on the Background Clearance webpage.

Help with this form

If you have any problems with this form, please contact Jeff Weir at

Application Form